Field meetings are made in the summer, under expert leadership, to archaeological sites (including excavations in progress), historic houses, churches and museums etc, both within the county and in adjacent areas. There is normally a small charge for field meetings, and advance booking is sometimes required – full details appear in our Summer Programme.
Winter meetings are held once a month, normally on the second Saturday of each month. Local researchers and nationally known archaeologists and historians give lectures on local and more-than-local topics. In 2020-21 our lectures will be held in the Gateway Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1NB, on Saturday afternoons. The talks are usually free, but donations are always welcome! We also have a winter social meeting in early December at a different and interesting venue – details of this will appear in our Winter Programme (last year’s was held at Shrewsbury Castle – see our Past events page).
Summer Programme 2020: In line with current advice from the Government in respect of the Covid-19 virus, we have decided sadly to postpone our forthcoming events for the next few months. This includes the advertised talk by Lee Hale on 18th April and our planned summer programme of site visits and walks. Our next planned event is our AGM and Annual Lecture on Saturday 26th September 2020: AGM (2.00pm) followed by Annual Lecture (2.30pm): Matt Thompson, of the English Heritage Trust will be talking on the subject of “A vision for the National Collections from its sites in Shropshire”. At the Gateway Centre, Shrewsbury, SY1 1NB
Past events: To find out about some of our past meetings, please go to our Past events page